MERS-CoV identical in humans and camels from the same place

May 8, 2014 2:47 PM

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MERS-CoV identical in humans and camels from the same place

There is no specific "camel MERS-CoV strain," but one virus infects both camels and humans.

Virologists Norbert Nowotny and Jolanta Kolodziejek of the Institute of Virology at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, said MERS-CoV was first detected in June 2012 in a patient from Saudi Arabia, with severe pneumonia. Since then, more than 300 people developed an infection, about a thi...

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